Overview of Annotated Bibliography Assignment
Students will be compiling an annotated bibliography which is part of the argument project. An annotated bibliography includes a citation for each source, as well as a brief discussion about the source. Writing an annotated bibliography will help to record ideas about each source and to identify what that source contributes to your discussion. Specifically, students will be gathering, reading, and annotating at least four up-to-date, relevant, and credible sources that relate to your selected problem or issue (specific types of sources listed below in the assignment).
The goal is to find sources that can help to understand and synthesize difference of opinion surrounding a particular issue. The four sources should start to give an overview of the problem or issue from many sides. Avoid choosing only sources that represent one side of an issue. Take care to avoid choosing only sources that are purely factual (such as newspaper reports) and that do not develop a perspective of the issue. Students may find more than four sources in while researching, but ONLY FOUR (4) ARE NEEDED FOR THE ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Other sources should be included on the References section of the argument essay.
Four sources (at least two from the Ivy Tech Virtual Library)
Sources should be published in professional journals, trade journals, or major newspapers
APA style
Bibliography should include a brief rationale at the beginning (approximately one paragraph) describing the overal problem/issue being researched and what you want to find out about this problem or issue
1-2 paragraphs of annotation on each source, including comments on the points outlined below:
Annotation Format:
Set up your annotated bibliography per APA style, include a title page, and begin your references on page two.
An annotated bibliography typically is comprised of two elements:
Bibliographic citations. Give the APA style citation for each item you are listing. Arrange your items alphabetically by the last name of the principle author for each. Take time now to create an accurate citation, and you will be able to cimply copy and past your citations into the references page of your paper.
Annotations: The annotation for each source is a paragraph immediately after the citation. The paragraph should include:
The summary. State the main claim or conclusion of this article, and give the key supporting points. What claim or position, if any, is being argued? Identify a quote, a paraphrase, a general reaction, or a theme or idea from this writing that you might include in your writing.
References from the writer of my last paper
Mitchell Jr, D., Steele, T., Marie, J., & Timm, K. (2017). Learning race and racism while learning: Experiences of international students pursuing higher education in the Midwestern United States. AERA Open, 3(3), 2332858417720402.
Tourse, R. W., Hamilton-Mason, J., & Wewiorski, N. J. (2018). Systemic racism in the United States. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International. Book.
Von Robertson, R., & Chaney, C. (2017). “I know it [racism] still exists here:” African American males at a predominantly white institution. Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, 39, 260-282.
I have also included two reference that are saved as pdf copies from my school library since we need at 2 from our school library